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Navigators Topical Memory Verses

navigatorsMeditation is NOT about contemplating your navel.  It is NOT about clearing your head of all thoughts and focusing on nothingness.

True meditation is focusing on that which is godly, and the difference this makes in your life cannot be underestimated.

God told Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

So why not get started?

Here is a basic list of Bible verses to memorize. You might recognize it from the Navigators Topical Memory Verses Card System.

I’ve listed the verses here, along with their headings, just as they appear with the course.  There is a “pop up” when you hover over each verse to make it easy to review.

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Making the Most of Life in the City

mindless-peopleI found this mural one day while doing research in an area of the city called Santo Amaro. In this mural, life in the city is well represented.  People mindlessly go about their daily routines just like little wind-up toys.

The first thoughts that came to mind when I saw this were of existentialism and despair, and the natural human tendency to just accept the status quo. Ruts and routines!  Anyone that has lived in the city knows what this is like. Our goal is to penetrate into these mindless routines, these patterns that have people so trapped.

 

Life in the City: Challenges and Opportunities

The biggest challenges that we face for reaching people in the megacity for Christ are also our biggest opportunities. The endless masses

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Barna Research Group: Megatheme: Biblical Illiteracy!

cure for biblical illiteracyMegatheme: Biblical Illiteracy

The Barna Research group listed “six” megathemes in 2010. The first one is that of an ever ”increasing biblical illiteracy.”

Important you ask?  You bet your sweet bippy it is! Not only in the US, but around the world.  In fact, I think it’s been exported.  What we’re seeing here in Brazil, like in the US, is that when a person doesn’t know what they believe, they are apt to believe anything!

When the majority of adults do not associate Easter with the resurrection of Christ, something is wrong.   When many look at the Holy Spirit as a mere symbol of God’s power, something is wrong.

Just how bad is it?

Consider these results from various surveys…

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